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5 Matching questions

  1. Sophocles
  2. strophe
  3. catharsis
  4. Great Dionysia Festival
  5. tragic hero cycle
  1. a the purging of negative emotion in an audience by raising emotions
  2. b a spring festival in which the main attraction was theater; it included the "exultation of the soul" and "dancing and screaming"
  3. c famous Greek author, most known for books in the "Oedipus Trilogy"; considered "the height" of Greek tragedy; his plays have lots of irony, and major themes of his plays include arrogance and the "wisdom of accepting fate"; made the actors the main part of his plays; even though he wrote 123 plays, only seven are still around today
  4. d this was the first movement of the chorus in an ode
  5. e arete, hubris, ate, and sometimes apotheosis

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. this word, also known as "recognition," is the change from ignorance to awareness in the tragic hero; he/she usually recognizes some horrible event/secret and then achieves a revelation about something like human fate, destiny, and/or the will of the gods
  2. this word, also known as "reversal," is the reversal of a situation (i.e. from good to bad or bad to good)
  3. this person is basically a good person (not a villain or a hero) who has some tragic flaw (harmartia) that results in his downfall
  4. ruin/delusion (a part of the tragic hero cycle)
  5. excessive pride (a part of the tragic hero cycle)

5 True/False questions

  1. exodosthe quality of a play to evoke pity and fear in an an audience

          

  2. hamartiathe purging of negative emotion in an audience by raising emotions

          

  3. antistrophethis was the first movement of the chorus in an ode

          

  4. masksthese were the most essential part of a Greek actor's costume and they were simple, yet personalized to each character

          

  5. paradosthis was the first scene of the play (after the prologue), and it was used to provide important and relevant information regarding the play

          

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